2015 Winner Profile

Land O'Lakes Inc.

Project Description:
As a result of technology change, mergers, acquisitions, regulatory changes and business growth, Land O'Lakes legacy IT systems had become a highly complex, high-cost collection of applications. The Bedrock program was implemented to reduce IT support costs through the standardization and simplification of the company's business application portfolio; upgrade its core systems; embrace common applications; and provide a solid technical foundation for digital innovation. Using an Oracle back end, the initiative encompassed business unification, process improvements and ERP consolidation and stabilizations, as well as business intelligence and reporting technologies and numerous technology upgrades that decommissioned legacy systems and resulted in IT cost savings and cost avoidance. All combined, the Bedrock program was a direct contributor to, and a critical enabler of, the growth and financial performance of Land O'Lakes over the past five years.
Project type:
Business Intelligence or Data Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain or Logistics
Business Functions:
Supply Chain or Logistics, Order Processing or Fulfillment, IT Operations
Business Goal:
Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage
Michael Macrie, SVP & CIO
Chris Policinski, President & CEO
Arden Hills, Minn.
Revenue (2014):
$14.97 billion
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